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Chronic systemic inflammation links periodontal disease and diabetes to increased incidence of serious comorbidities. Activation of TLRs, particularly TLR2 and TLR4, promotes chronic systemic inflammation. Human B cells have been generally thought to lack these TLRs. However, recent work showed that an increased percentage of circulating B cells from(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess and compare the diabetes knowledge of nurses and residents in surgery, internal medicine, and family practice. METHODS A 21-question survey based on current diabetes standards of care was developed and administered. The results were stratified by type of participant and analyzed statistically. RESULTS A total of 52 internal medicine(More)
In stark contrast to most aggressive predators, Dosidicus gigas (jumbo squids) do not use minerals in their powerful mouthparts known as beaks. Their beaks instead consist of a highly sclerotized chitinous composite with incremental hydration from the tip to the base. We previously reported l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (dopa)-histidine (dopa-His) as an(More)
Radiologists routinely document mammography results in free text dictations. In the last decade, there has been an increase in the volume of mammography performed in the U.S. As a result, The American College of Radiology has standardized the practice of screening mammography by introducing a controlled vocabulary and practice standards tracked by audits.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association of weight-based insulin dose with hypoglycemia in noncritically ill inpatients with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We performed a retrospective, case-control study of 1,990 diabetic patients admitted to hospital wards. Patients with glucose levels <70 mg/dL (case subjects) were matched one to one with(More)
Many methods that support human creativity by manual or computational means have been proposed in the past. They rely on the assumption that following a certain process of reasoning might lead to generating ideas considered creative. We start by defining creativity as a capability that enables the creation of systems that are patentable. We review the(More)
The current paper introduces a systematic method for representing and analysing coupled integrated engineering systems by means of general discrete mathematical models, called Combinatorial Representations, that can be conveniently implemented in computers. The combinatorial representation of this paper, which is based on graph theory, was previously shown(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of a year-long, multifaceted diabetes curriculum on the knowledge of internal medicine residents. METHODS In this controlled, prospective study, diabetes knowledge assessment was performed with a published questionnaire to measure baseline knowledge, determine change in knowledge at 1 year, and compare resident knowledge(More)